Illinois' Rockford Region is just a hop, skip and jump from Chicago's hustle and bustle - in the rolling, beautiful hills of Northern Illinois. It’s just a 60-minute drive west of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, and only 90 minutes, more or less, from downtown Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison. Early settlers called Rockford “Forest City” because of the river valley’s verdant woods. Today, it’s being called the “City of Gardens.” Rockford has 7,000 acres of parkland, tree-lined streets, an exceptionally green downtown, a riverside trail and several magnificent public gardens. With 10,000+ acres of parks and forest preserves, there’s plenty of outdoor fun in and around Rockford. You can bike, hike, roller-blade, swim, boat, sail, picnic, camp, fish, bird-watch, ride horses, play miniature golf.
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center is a tertiary care facility located on a 100-acre campus near Interstate 90 and US Business 20 in Rockford, Illinois. The facility is a regional medical center known for providing pioneering care in its Level I Trauma Center, Cardiovascular Services, Center for Cancer Care, and the Illinois Neurological Institute and Women’s Center.